Top Dog

An oil painting of a dog, which had spent years hidden away in the roof of a Devon cottage, sold for £3,400 in the Charterhouse January picture auction.

“Whilst you should never leave a dog in a hot car I am also sure you should never leave a picture of a dog in the attic for decades!” Commented Richard Bromell. “Apart from being covered in a film of dust and cobwebs, it was in remarkably original condition and would certainly be described as being market fresh.”

The Devon owner took advantage of the home visit service Charterhouse offer

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Top Marques at Charterhouse

February is a busy month for Dorset based Charterhouse Auctioneers with a specialist auctions of classic and vintage motorbikes on Sunday 2nd February followed a week later on Sunday 9th February with classic and vintage cars.

“Whilst we have cars and motorbikes from around the world, there are two lots which stand out for me in each auction, both of which are British.” Commented Matthew Whitney.

First up is a 1958 BSA Goldstar in the classic motorbike auction on Sunday 2nd February. This 500

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Country Collectibles Come to Charterhouse

A large collection of Border Fine Arts from a Somerset bungalow are included in the Charterhouse two day auction on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January.

“One of the great misconceptions at auction is that we only sell antiques.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Of course the opposite is true as there are many modern items, such as Border Fine Arts which have a huge following and sell successfully at auction.”

The collection of Border Fine Arts had been amassed over many years. Proudly displayed by the owners in their modest bungalow there was hardly any flat surface available which did not have a piece of Border Fine Arts placed on it.

Border Fine Arts was founded in 1974 by

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An unwanted gift

A print, which was given by the artist to the owner as a little girl in 1940 during the early days of World War II is being sold by Charterhouse as she has never liked it and is estimated to sell for £1,500.

“Although she has owned the picture for just shy of 80 years, she has decided it is time to sell it and let someone else enjoy the etching as she confessed to me she never actually liked it!” Commented Richard Bromell.

The artist proof etching is of Le Pont Royal, Paris by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson. Known as Richard, he was an etcher, lithographer, painted landscapes and one of the most famous war artists from World War I.

Born in Hampstead in 1889

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Stamp of Approval

A small collection of stamps are expected to sell for thousands of pounds in the Charterhouse auction of coins, medals, stamps, clocks and collector’s items in Sherborne on Friday 13th December.

“Although we live in a fast-paced computerised age, stamps collecting continues to be immensely popular with collectors.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Although I have had an interest in stamps for some 45 years I still find it fascinating looking through dusty albums when they

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Artists items at Auction

Items from the estate of the late Dame Elisabeth Frink are included in the Charterhouse two day 14th and 15th November auction in Sherborne, Dorset.

Born in 1930 Elisabeth Frink studied at the Guildford School of Art and the Chelsea Schools of Art. Although she produced many drawings and prints she is best known for her outdoor sculpture which include the Dorset Martyrs in Dorchester, Paternoster at Paternoster Square, London and Walking Madonna at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

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Beswick Brings in the Bidders

A collection of Beswick porcelain figure sold for over £24,000 in the Charterhouse two day October auction.

“It was a fabulous collection which adorned every nook and cranny in a bungalow up in Darlington, North Yorkshire.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Despite being over 300 miles away the owner had seen the constant high prices we achieve for Beswick and instructed Charterhouse to auction the entire collection.

Beswick was formed in 1894 by James Wright Beswick and his two sons John and Gilbert in Staffordshire. They were chiefly known for the production of high quality horses, cattle, dogs, cats, birds and other figures which remain hugely popular with collectors today.

Highlight of the Beswick collection was a

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Executive Choice

A 1960’s Ford Zodiac Executive is one of the star motors in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars on Sunday 3rd November.

“Ford cars from the 1960’s used to be a common sight when I was growing up.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “But today they are a rare sight with the range topping Zodiac being even more unusual to come across.”

The 1964 Ford Zodiac Executive in the Charterhouse auction was the upmarket

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Projects Galore at Classic Car Auction

Classic car buffs often look to the long winter months to take on new projects and in the Charterhouse auction of classic and vintage cars they have unearthed an eclectic selection of cars needing work.

“The November classic and vintage car auction includes some fine vehicles including a much pampered Jensen Interceptor, a fast road MGB roaster and a beautifully presented Morris Minor convertible.” Commented Matthew Whitney. “However, it is often the restoration projects which get the bidders going and we certainly do have a choice of projects for all abilities!”

The Charterhouse specialist classic car auction, being

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Elixir of Life at Charterhouse

A bottle of Chartreuse is expected to sell for £1,000 in the Charterhouse November 14th & 15th two day auction in Sherborne.

“It is amazing to think that this bottle of Chartreuse, which has been around for decades, has never been opened.” Commented Paul King, Charterhouse wine expert. “Personally, I am not sure I could resist the temptation to open and try it for that length of time!”

Chartreuse was originally created in 1605 by French Carthusian Monks using a recipe for

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